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Texas Department of Insurance

The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) is a state agency responsible for both consumers and the insurance industry. We work to fulfill our legislative mandate to regulate the insurance industry, administer the Texas workers’ compensation system, and promote a healthy insurance marketplace, while also protecting the people and the businesses that are served by insurance. We take our responsibility to Texans seriously and strive for excellent customer service through our professional attitude, competence and efficiency.

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Veterans’ Preference:

To receive veterans’ preference, applicants must provide at least one the following documents with their State of Texas Application:

  • a copy of the DD 214, member #4;
  • a statement of compensation from the Veterans Benefits Administration; or
  • a copy of the DD 1300.

Applicable Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) codes are included, but not limited to the following: 27, 27A, 250X, LGL10, 44, 4402, 51, 51JX.

Additional Military Crosswalk information can be accessed at:

http://www.hr.sao.texas.gov/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_Legal.pdf

 

Current Opportunity: Staff Attorney (2 Positions)

Internal/External Posting – TDI Employees and General Public

The Staff Attorney performs moderately complex to highly complex attorney work for the DWC Enforcement Section. Work involves investigating and litigating administrative enforcement actions against insurance companies or system participants for violations of the Texas Insurance Code, Texas Labor Code, or Texas Administrative Code; overseeing and planning legal activities, preparing legal documents, participating in hearings, interpreting laws and regulations, and rendering legal advice and counsel.


This position:

  • represents the Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) Enforcement section in disciplinary actions concerning licensed insurance agents companies, insurance carriers, and workers’ compensation system participants;
  • drafts briefs and pleadings;
  • prepares Commissioner Orders related to contested cases and hearings;
  • assists in investigation and resolution of complaints concerning alleged violations of the Texas Insurance Code, Texas Labor Code or the Texas Administrative Code;
  • assists the Office of the Attorney General in preparation of administrative appeals in District Court;
  • provides legal advice and opinions for the Commissioner of Workers’ Compensation or other agency employees; and
  • performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited law school with a J.D. or L.L.B degree, and a license to practice law in the State of Texas. Experience as a law clerk may be counted towards legal experience.


Additionally, this position requires:

Attorney II: at least two years of litigation experience with a focus on workers’ compensation, administrative law or medical malpractice.

Attorney III:  at least three years of litigation experience with a focus on workers’ compensation, administrative law or medical malpractice.

Attorney IV:  at least four years of litigation experience with a focus on workers’ compensation, administrative law or medical malpractice.



This position requires demonstrated knowledge of:

  • Texas Insurance Code, Texas Labor Code, or the Texas Administrative Code;
  • civil evidentiary techniques and procedural requirements; and
  • Microsoft Office software applications, including Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook.

This position requires demonstrated skill in:

  • legal research, writing, and analysis;
  • working effectively across multiple groups, functional areas, and subject-matter-experts;
  • tactful verbal and written communications;
  • plain English legal writing;
  • problem solving, decision making and planning;
  • organizing and managing multiple competing priorities; and
  • using personal computers sufficient to enter and extract data from related systems and programs.

This position requires the demonstrated ability to:

  • apply critical thinking to comprehend and apply the Texas Insurance Code, Texas Labor Code and the Texas Administrative Code;
  • analyze and solve legal problems and interpret laws and regulations affecting the agency;
  • prepare pleadings, legal documents and briefs;
  • coordinate investigations and prepare witnesses and evidence for administrative hearings;
  • express comments and legal opinions logically persuasively, both verbally and in writing;
  • exercise mature judgment in the analysis of legal problems and preparation of legal opinions;
  • deal tactfully and professionally with the public, co-workers, and agency personnel; and
  • provide commitment to public service.

EMPLOYMENT WILL BEGIN ON OR AFTER SEPTEMBER 1, 2017

 

Position Details

Opening Date:07/13/2017
Functional Title:Staff Attorney (2 Positions)
Classification Title:Attorney II-IV
Status:Internal/External Posting – TDI Employees and General Public
Application Deadline:Until Filled
Pay Group:B-21-B-25
Monthly Salary: $4,023.17- $6,250.00
Annual Salary:$48,278.00- $ 75,000.00
Job Posting Number:17-166
Division:Division of Workers’ Compensation/Enforcement
Location:7551 Metro Center Drive, Ste. 100, Austin, TX 78744
Travel Required:5 %

 

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Last updated: 07/13/2017

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